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Sam Francis
UNTITLED 
Estimate
350,000500,000
JUMP TO LOT
27
Sam Francis
UNTITLED 
Estimate
350,000500,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Sam Francis
1923 - 1994
UNTITLED 
signed and dated 1962 on the reverse
acrylic, watercolor and gouache on paper
36 by 71 3/4 in. 91.4 by 182.3 cm.
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This work is identified with the interim identification number SF62-130 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis (acquired in 1999)
Private Collection, USA
Christie's, New York, 11 November 2004, Lot 159 
Private Collection, Italy 
Sotheby's, Paris, 6 June 2017, Lot 32
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Catalogue Note

“I live in a paradise of hellish blue balls—merely floating, everything floats, everything floats—where I carry this unique mathematics of my imagination through the succession of days towards a nameless tomorrow. What a delight as if I were lighting the way with my own eyes against my will and knowing that I’d rather have paneless windows for eyes. So I continue to make my machines of strokes, dabs and splashes and indulge in my dialectic of eros—objectively for myself and subjectively in the eyes of the audience”

Sam Francis

Contemporary Curated

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New York